ForBioSensing at the primary school in Sękocin
On April 3, 2019, we had the pleasure of conducting educational lessons for elementary school students in Sękocin. Children from the 7th and 8th classes took part in the meetings. Because of the lessons, we were able to present the LIFE + ForBioSensing project and activities related to the monitoring of forest stands of the Białowieża Primeval Forest. During the lesson children could learn about many facts and curiosities in the field of forestry: how long a tree grows, what are the most popular species of trees in Poland and know the answer to their question: is the number of trees in Poland decreasing or increasing? The history and the role of the Forest Research Institute as well as the motives behind the creation of our project became very important during the meeting. We told children how we monitor tree stands (which tools, methods) and, above all, what we do and what effects we strive for.
In the lesson children could learn, for example, that the sum of the growth of all trees in the project on which dendrometers are founded (283 dendrometers on the 10 main tree species in the Forest) is over 6 meters (data from 2017) and that the highest measured in our project - spruce, which is almost 51m high and is still growing (data from 2018). As a team, we focused on modern forms of teaching - during the educational lessons our latest promotional video was broadcast: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXJ2_71NGhI&t), to which we kindly encourage you to watch. Our lesson was met with commitment and warm welcome of children. We are happy that we could have influenced the increase of knowledge and awareness about the forest.
We would like to thank Mrs. Director for the invitation and the opportunity to complete educational lessons about the LIFE + ForBioSensing project.